Thirteen-mile races are usually associated with road running. But the athletes taking part in the sixth annual Race Around the Rock will not be lacing up their running shoes. In fact, most of them won’t be wearing shoes at all.
Nicole Mar, who is 9 years old and often goes by Coco, articulates why she loves the sport of rock climbing using just a few simple, but enthusiastic, words: “It’s fun,” she says. “I like going high. I like going fast.”